High school student threatens shootings, arrested

SWEETWATER COUNTY, WYO – Rock Springs Police today arrested a high school senior for making terroristic threats while traveling to school on a bus.

Police Chief Dwane Pacheco said the student, 18-year-old Azarian Wolf, was interviewed at the Rock Springs Police Department and transported to the Sweetwater County Detention Center for making terroristic threats.

Officers of the Rock Springs Police Department were dispatched to Black Butte High School today at approximately 8:00 am. Officers were notified by school officials that Azarian had been talking about school shootings on the bus. The investigation revealed Azarian may have had a plan to harm other students and staff.

School personnel, school administration, and the police department were immediately contacted and responded to secure Azarian, at which time he was transported to the police department, interviewed, and arrested.  There was no reported disruption to school activities during the investigation.

The case is similar to an ongoing investigation in Riverton. Police there made an arrest of a 17-year-old minor in connection with terroristic threats resulting in a school closure after a note was found in a commons area at Riverton High School.

Sublette County authorities were also busy dealing with a student in possession of a firearm while riding a school bus on Thursday, May 11.

Sublette County Sheriff K.C. Lehr said that student was immediately suspended from school property and buses until an investigation can be completed. “There is no indication at this time that the student intended to cause any one harm,” Lehr said.

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